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Art Industry News: Tania Bruguera Has Agreed to Leave Cuba in Exchange for the Release of 25 Political Prisoners + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Monday, October 11. NEED-TO-READ City of London Won’t Remove Slaver Statues After All – The City of London has decided to “retain and explain” several statues of historical figures with links to the slave trade, ...

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Hamlet Lavastida Released After Three Months of Imprisonment in Cuba – ARTnews.com

Artist Hamlet Lavastida, whose imprisonment in Cuba became a flashpoint for a burgeoning political movement seeking artistic freedom in the country, was released after three months of detainment this past weekend. His girlfriend, the writer and activist Katherine Bisquet, said that she and Lavastida had been exiled to Europe. Lavastida was arrested toward the end of June after returning from a residency at the ...

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Tania Bruguera Among Artists Arrested Amid Protests in Cuba – ARTnews.com

Amid growing protests across Cuba, state forces are cracking down on artists and anti-government demonstrators. An estimated 500 Cubans who were arrested during peaceful street protests last week face charges of inciting unrest. Last night, Tania Bruguera’s studio posted on its Facebook page that she had been taken in for questioning by government forces. Her studio claimed she had been detained in relation to ...

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Tania Bruguera Detained Amid Protests Over Artistic Freedom in Cuba – ARTnews.com

Against the backdrop of protests over artistic freedom in Cuba, artist Tania Bruguera, a celebrated figure whose work has frequently spoken out against her country’s government and its policies, was detained on Friday, according to a message posted on social media by her sister, Deborah Bruguera. On Saturday, the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, which is currently hosting an exhibition of Bruguera’s ...

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